We generally love the resort collections. They give such a lovely spin to the typical line-up with a theme attached, though sometimes we may forget what exactly that is while perusing through the stylish numbers presented before us. We love not only the pieces, but the idea that a designer somewhere out there thought about our comfort, our needs and most certainly our vacations. There is something almost magical about having a wardrobe full of pieces that are meant to be worn on a cruise line or at a destination resort; which is probably why, mixed in with the romantic elements presented here, we are thoroughly salivating over Zac Posen’s resort 2016 collection. It is almost as if they have been transported in from a wholly other time, a bygone era that whispers sweet nothings into your ear and produces soft tingles all over. It is an era that was all about the romance, the sweetness, the entanglement in a tango that would leave you breathless at the end. Zac Posen has officially captured our attention and in doing so our hearts, for between his Zoot Suits referencing the Forties and the timeless tailoring of those day dresses, there is no way we are able to rip our gazes from these masterpieces.
Think high waists and some wide legged trousers with peplum shirts worn over only to be topped with long army green trench coats. Think bright floral prints and designs with full skirts and cinched waists, not a single seam in sight. Add detailing of your curves and showing off of your silhouette to the list of wonders that is the Zac Posen resort 2016 collection, with navy silk styling and blouson sleeves, even some cut out shoulders, looking modern and old fashioned all in a single packaging. It is positively breathtaking.
Army green maxi skirts with matching blazers appear on the runway, complete with functional low heeled pumps and long sleeved floral print blouses, the latter of which later seems to morph here into a dress with a navy blue skirt and a peeping slit across the chest. Frilly pleated midi skirts catch our attention, what with the matching shirts and blazers, the whole outfit a darker blue, while we find ourselves entranced by the silky numbers that appear in floral with the navy backgrounds. Burnt orange coloring also makes an appearance quite nicely, a sunset hue that looks magnificent on longer blazers worn over mid length shorts, peplum dresses with pencil skirting, and some rather interesting pieces that are a play on rompers, the shorts stuck to the top, the folded off-shoulder top attracting much attention, while the stiffer fabric gives a rather futuristic warrior armour design.
There is such romance to be found among the silken body hugging gowns that we are sure to see some of the celebrities wearing for an evening out, with long sleeves and cut outs along the décolletage. Bohemian style long and flowing dresses hug the waist before cascading around the legs below, while shoulders are beautifully shown off in some flower petal cut pieces, a black gown in mermaid silhouette looking particularly entrancing. That cone shaped piece with the A-line skirt and Zac Posen style neckline has us thinking red carpet time and again!
Photos courtesy of Style.com